Postpartum Mental Health and Breastfeeding
Sure, breastfeeding is great and all
The Top-Up Trap: Bottle Top-Ups
Necessary for some, damaging for others "Topping-up" is the practice of giving your baby some "bonus" breast milk or formula via bottle after breastfeeding sessions. While it is incredibly helpful and necessary in some instances, it can create milk supply issues.
Lactation Consultant Insurance Coverage
Lactation consultant coverage should be the norm. Infant feeding support should be widely available and fully covered by government-funded health care and employer-funded insurance plans. We aren't quite there, but there ARE options! There are certainly publicly funded clinics that provide physician and
C-Sections are Birth too!!!
What is a "Normal" birth anyway? C-Sections ARE normal birth!! As a labour & Delivery nurse, I HATE it when people say, "oh, she had a normal birth". There is nothing more frustrating. Vaginal deliveries and c-sections are all
Diabetes and Milk Supply
It is important to be aware of potential risks for feeding complications as early as possible. This way, you can be mentally prepared, and have support systems and strategies in place before you encounter possible issues. Unfortunately, Insulin
3 Steps to Increase Milk Supply
Why are we so obsessed with milk supply? When it comes to milk supply, our society often has a “more is better” mentality. The truth is, a freezer stash of milk is not a requirement. It can be difficult
Cannabis use in Pregnancy
Many cannabis products are available on the market. They can be used for a variety of reasons, a few of which include anxiety, sleep, chronic pain, and good ol' recreational fun. What happens if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, though?
Can you Spoil a Baby?
Contrary to popular beliefs, no, you CANNOT spoil a newborn! How many of you have been guilted into not responding to your baby's cries because "you're creating bad habits" or "you're holding them too much", and (my personal favorite), "they need
European Formulas – Do They Live up to the Hype?
Why are parents choosing infant formula from Europe? European formulas (not approved by Health Canada or the FDA and imported from third party websites) market themselves as superior to what is available in North America. They claim to have "healthier" sugar
(feature image by Taylor Magee @thatndgirl) Congrats on your new baby! Enjoy postpartum! See you in 6 weeks! Good luck! You may have heard this after you delivered your baby. And yes, it's true. Typically, your follow-up with your doctor occurs 6